March 7, 2016
Happy March! Please remember that tuition is due no later than the 10th of the month. If turned in after the deadline, a $10 late fee will be assessed to your account. 
A Note About Spring Fever...
Spring fever is approaching, if your family has not already caught it! Sometimes children get the "don't wants" as Miss Shirley use to call it, during this time of year. Now, more than ever, it is important that you keep up the routine of your child coming to dance class. Choreography has started and teachers need students in every class each week.  Absences in April and May are not allowed except for illness Make-up classes are not beneficial during these months because each class is doing a different dance. 

If a dancer has too many absences and does not know the routine he or she will not be able to perform in the recital or demonstration.  It is unfair to the rest of the class members who have attended regularly and know the dance. 
Spring Break 2016
Monday, March 14th - Saturday, March 19th* 
No classes will be held at either location  Monday, March 14th-Friday, March 18th.  Classes will NOT be held at the Mesa Studio on Saturday, March 19th, however, they WILL be held at the Plaza 183 Studio on this day. 

During the week of Spring Break, the SMSD Offices and The Dancer's Den will be open, but with modified hours as follows - 

Monday, March 14th 
Tuesday, March 15th
March 16th
March 17th
March 18th
March 19th
March 20th

Purple = Mesa Location
Pink = Plaza 183 Location
Summer 2016 Class & Camp 
Registration Has Officially Begun at SMSD!
If you have not already received information on our Summer Camps and Classes, please stop by the office or visit our website  for schedules and pricing. Be sure to check out our "Early Bird Special," and take advantage of discounted rates before March 31st! 

This year, we will be hosting 2 camps at the Plaza 183 Studio, as well as 2 all-day camps at the Mesa location along with YPW Spanish Immersion School

Since registration began, we have added a CJBT I class on Thursday afternoons at the Plaza 183 studio. For more information on this and any other class, please contact the office. 
Early Bird Special
Summer 2016 Registration 
From now until March 31st, current SMSD students may take advantage of our first ever, "Early Bird Special," for special discounted pricing on Summer 2016 camps and classes! 

$25 OFF camp and 15% OFF class tuition
*Must be paid in full!

In order to receive the special pricing, you will need to turn in an 'early bird' with your registration form, which can be found on the wall of the lobby in either studio location. We also ask that you write a positive yelp or facebook review. We will be checking for these!  

Please contact the studio with any questions and for more information.
The Dancer's Den Update - Sales, Sales, Sales!  
Celebrate the return of Spring this month with up to  25% OFF tank-tops and tees in The Dancer's Den! Shop our large selection during March in order to find the perfect cover-up and more. 

In April, we will be bringing back our annual and ever-popular "Sidewalk Sale!" Get excited, it's always a hit with savings up to 40% OFF!  
Spring Break Princess Party Camp: Deadline Approaching
Hosted by Troupe SMSDance
Only a Few Spots Left!

Monday, March 14th 
Mesa  Studio 

The SMSDance Troupe will be hosting a Spring Break camp for girls ages 3-5 years old including dance, musical theater, arts & crafts, sing-a-long, games, dress up and more!

 The cost is $50 per child and includes a snack and pizza for lunch. This camp fills up FAST, so please reserve your spot ASAP! Registration forms can be found online or picked up at either studio and should be turned into the correct envelope in the lobby. Registration will be accepted through March 10th. Cash or check only please, payable to SMSD Troupe.
Mesa Studio Demonstration 2016
Saturday, May 21st 
Hyde Park High School 

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Mesa Studio Demonstration! It will be held during the day on Saturday, May 21st at Hyde Park High School. Exact times TBA. The deadline for conflict requests has passed as of March 2nd.  

Thank you to those of you who have paid your Demonstration Fee of $30 per family! This allows us to grant free admission to the event for all guests, no ticket needed.

Please be sure that you received a blue FAQ sheet regarding the Demonstration!
Plaza Studio Recital 2016 
Saturday, June 4th
Westlake Performing Arts Center
Thank you to those of you who have paid your Recital & Costume Fees! Remember, the Recital Fee includes 2 tickets and event programs. Additional tickets will be available for purchase later this Spring and will cost $5 a piece.

 Please remember that Dress Rehearsal is not optional! Every student MUST attend their scheduled rehearsal in order to perform in the Recital. 

The deadline for conflict requests has passed as of March 2nd! 

Please be sure that you received a yellow FAQ sheet regarding the Recital!
Mark Your Calendars!
Important Dates for 2016 

March 14th-19th - Spring Break   No Classes Held
March 25th & 26th - Easter Weekend  Classes Will be Held at SMSD
April 4th-9th - Parent Observation Days & The Dancer's Den Sidewalk Sale 
April 9th - Girls Night Out 
May 14th, 10:30am-12pm @ Mesa -  Free Hair & Make-Up Class for Mom & Daughter
May 14th - Troupe SMSDance Spring Show 2016 @ Connally High School 
May 21st - Mesa Studio Demonstration, Times TBA
May 28th, 1-3pm @ Plaza - Free Hair & Make-Up Class for Mom & Daughter 
May 28th -  Last day of classes at SMSD 
June 2nd & 3rd  - Plaza 183 Studio Dress Rehearsal @ Westlake High School, Times TBA
June 4th, 1:00pm & 5:00pm  - Plaza 183 Studio Recitals @ Westlake High School
June 6th -  Summer Camps & Classes begin at SMSD

Shirley McPhail School of Dance |  Email | Website
Mesa Studio  | 8020 Mesa Drive | 512-345-1284
Plaza Studio | 13450 N. Hwy 183, Suite 234 | 512-258-3793